IPN To Sue Jewish-American
MSNBC Reporter Over Anti-Polish Lie
Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) plans to file a civil suit agaisnt MSNBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell for slandering the Polish nation. While reporting live from Warsaw on a Middle East Security Conference, she told millions of viewers worldwide that the month-long 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was unleashed “against the Polish and Nazi regime.” Mitchell, a Jewish American, apologized on Twitter: “I misspoke on the show when I discussed the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. To be clear, the Polish government was not involved in these horrific acts. I apologize for the unfortunate inaccuracy.” But IPN head Jarosław Szarek said a Twitter apology was insufficient and demanded a live on-air retraction to reach a similar audience to that which heard the original anti-Polish lie.
By Robert Strybel